Dr. Pearce Wellness Care in Longview Texas
What is Chiropractic & How Will it Help Me?
The human body is a complex system of bones, joints, muscles, and nerves, designed to work together to accomplish one thing: motion. Everything about the human body is designed around motion: nerve fibers stimulate the muscles to contract, muscles contract to move the bones, bones move the joints, and the nervous system controls it all. As a matter of fact, research has shown that motion is so critical to our body’s health that a lack of motion has a detrimental affect on everything from digestion to our emotional state, immune function, our ability to concentrate, how well we sleep and even to how long we live. If your lifestyle does not include enough motion, your body cannot function efficiently.
Chiropractic works because you are a self-healing, self-regulating organism controlled by your nervous system. Millions of instructions flow from your brain, down the spinal cord, and out to every organ and tissue. Signals sent back to the brain confirm if your body is working right. Improper motion or position of the moving bones of the spine called a “subluxation” can interfere with this vital exchange by irritating nerves and compromising the function of affected organs and tissues. Specific spinal adjustments can help improve mind/body communications. Health often returns with improved nervous system control of the body.
Dr. Laurie Pearce, an East Texas Chiropractor, or more specifically, a Longview, Texas chiropractor, uses an instrument called “arthro-stim.” This is a new revolutionary tool that has literally changed the face of Chiropractic and its availability and acceptability to the public. The Arthro-Stim impulses at 12 impulses per second and moves the bone without a “pop”. It is so gentle that adjusting an infant or someone that’s over 100 years old is safe and effective! If your are searching for a Longview Chiropractor, or an East Texas Chiropractor, please call or stop in to see the newest technology for adjusting, the “Arthro-Stim.”
The objective of the chiropractic adjustment is to reduce the subluxation, which results in an increased range of motion, reduced nerve irritability, reduced muscle spasm, reduced pain and improved function. The chiropractic adjustment is a quick thrust applied to a vertebra for the purpose of correcting its position, movement or both. Adjustments are often accompanied by an audible release of gas that sounds like a “crack” or “pop.” The sound can sometimes be unsettling a little bit the first couple times they get adjusted, but the sensation is almost always relieving. Occasionally, minor discomfort is experienced. There are times when the audible “pop” does not occur. This is often due to either significant muscle spasm or that the patient may be having a hard time relaxing during their adjustments.
Chiropractic is so much more than just relieving pain. Ultimately, the goal of the chiropractic treatment is to restore the body to its natural state of optimal health. To accomplish this, a variety of treatment methods are utilized, including manual adjustments, instrument adjustments, ultrasound therapy, traction, nutrition, exercise rehabilitation, as well as counseling on lifestyle issues that impact your health. Since the body has a remarkable ability to heal itself and to maintain its own health, the primary focus is simply to remove those things which interfere with the body’s normal healing ability.